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2009-01 - Time to detox?

JANUARY 2009

Hi

It is very hard not to over indulge during the festive season as we celebrate with family and friends. And while this may be great for your social life, it does take its toll on your body.

So many people like to start the New Year with a detox - cutting out alcohol, wheat, dairy, sugar, drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fruit and vegetables.

This is a vital habit to form. If you don’t, you expose yourself to a huge amount of unnecessary dis-ease [...]

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2009-11 & 12 - Superfoods

NOV/DEC 2009

Hi [NAME]

Picture getting a prescription from your doctor for broccoli, garlic and wheatgrass. This is the scenario that scientists are predicting, as more and more phytochemicals are found in food.

Phytochemicals are lively compounds in food that prevent disease. Indoles, found in cabbage and Brussels sprouts, have anti-cancer properties. Chlorophyll, in green plants, helps oxygenate the blood and improve energy. Allicin, in garlic and spring onions, boosts t [...]

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2010-01 - Resolve to live consciously

JANUARY 2010

Hi [NAME]

While the New Year provides an opportunity to make lifestyle changes, any time is a good time to aim for positive growth. What's nice is that simple changes can have a massive impact. Here are some ideas that don't ask a lot of you but really do deliver.

Reduce Packaging to Reduce Cost - One of the easiest ways to save money, yet still enjoy high-quality, natural food is to buy bulk. You can choose as much or as little as you need, pay for less packa [...]

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Allergy Basics

Allergy Basics

An allergen is any substance that the body mistakenly perceives as a threat, triggering a specific chain of events called an allergic cascade. The immune system protects the body from harmful foreign substances. Sometimes, it mistakenly identifies a harmless allergen as a threat. The resulting allergic reaction causes symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, itching and hives. More severe reactions can result in lower blood pressure, d [...]

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Baked Potato Recipe

Ingredients

1 Medium Baking potato
1 tsp Olive oil
½ tsp sea salt
2 tsp Organic butter
1 pinch ground black pepper
¼ cup grated organic mature cheddar cheese

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees C.
2. Scrub the potato, and pierce the skin several times with a fork.
3. Rub the skin with olive oil and then sea salt.
4. Place the potato into the preheated oven, and bake for 90 minutes, or until slightly soft and golden brown.
5. Slice the potat [...]

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Basic Brown Rice

Serves 4

Brown rice is a nutritious whole grain that delivers fiber, protein and selenium. It is not another type of rice; it's the same as white rice without all the good stuff removed in processing. Whole grains in general are packed with nutrients and fiber, which aids in healthy digestion and weight management. These are the "good carbs" that help balance your diet and can fill you up.

Ingredients

1 cup brown rice
2 cups water

Method

Put rice and w [...]

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Basic Millet With Parsely

Serves 4 to 6

This also makes a terrific recipe for other small grains like quinoa or amaranth. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time so grains are tender but not mushy. Use this tasty pilaf as a bed for seared salmon or scallops.

Ingredients

1 cup millet
6 cups water
2 tablespoons vegetable or low-sodium vegetable broth
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Method

Place millet and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to m [...]

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Black Bean Brownies Recipe (gluten free)

Ingredients

116g Dark Chocolate
150g Unsalted butter
2 Cups Soft cooked black beans
1 Cup Walnuts chopped
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
¼ Cup Instant coffee
¼ tsp Sea salt
4 Large eggs
1 ½ Cup Agave nectar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°. 
Line an 11- by 18-inch (rimmed) baking pan with parchment paper and lightly oil .
Melt the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on high. 
Stir with a spoon to melt the chocolate c [...]

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Chestnut and Mushroom Pilaf Recipe

This recipe comes from ‘The Patrick Holford Low-GL Diet’ book. It is easy to make and very tasty. You can swop-out the chestnuts with another type of nut if you cant find chestnuts.

Ingredients

170g Peeled cooked chestnuts
1tbsp Olive oil
60g Brown basmati rice
1 Small onion chopped
2 Cloves garli
150ml Vegetable stock
110g Shiitake mushrooms sliced
2.5cm Root of ginger
2 tsp Tamari or soya sauce
60g Frozen peas

Method

Gently heat the oil in a he [...]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Cake Recipe (gluten Free)

Ingredients:

35g Cacao powder
80ml Hot Water
150g Dark Eating Chocolate, melted
150g Butter, melted
295g Brown Sugar, firmly packed
100g Hazelnuts, finely ground
4 Organic Eggs, separated
20g Cacao powder (extra)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Grease a deep, 20cm, round cake tin and line with baking paper.
Blend the cacao powder with the water in a large bowl until smooth.
Stir in the melted chocolate, butter, sugar, finely ground haze [...]

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Cranberry Quinoa Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup Nature’s Choice Organic Quinoa
1 cup Nature’s Choice dried cranberries
1 cup chopped baby green beans
1¼ cup walnuts, chopped
1¼ cup onions, sliced
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
1½ tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Method

Combine quinoa with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and continue cooking until all water is [...]

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Energy of Happiness

By Dr Cornelia Botha

We all desire contentment, peace and joy in our lives. When this state of balance disappears it causes distress and many of us desperately seek help to find equilibrium again.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other emotional disorders have been, and continue to be intensely researched in the medical community. Scientists interested in the human mind are constantly investigating and learning more about the chemicals in our brains (called neurotransmitters) that [...]

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Energy of Happiness

By Dr Cornelia Botha

We all desire contentment, peace and joy in our lives. When this state of balance disappears it causes distress and many of us desperately seek help to find equilibrium again.

Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other emotional disorders have been, and continue to be intensely researched in the medical community. Scientists interested in the human mind are constantly investigating and learning more about the chemicals in our brains (called neurotransmitters) that [...]

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Fig And Blue Cheese Quiche

Ingredients

200g stone ground or organic white flour
100g stone ground or organic brown flour
175g cold butter diced into chunks
100g walnuts roughly chopped
3 organic eggs and 2 organic egg yolks
400g sliced organic onion
Tbsp. Fresh thyme
200ml crème fraiche
200ml organic double cream
140g vegetarian blue cheese
600g figs halved

Method

It’s best to make the pastry first. Add the flours to a food processor with a pinch of salt and 150g of the di [...]

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Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast is a great opportunity to put the nutrition into your body to get you through the day. It is gentle on your waking digestive system and can help in balancing your sugar levels for the day.

Ingredients

140g Mixed frozen fruit (use any combination you enjoy)
1 tbsp Mixed ground nuts
60ml Vanilla yoghurt
1 tsp Honey
1 tbsp Soya milk or rice milk powder
160ml Fruit juice of your choice

Method

Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth drink. [...]

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I'm going nuts!

I can't contain my enthusiasm any longer! Nuts and seeds – raw, toasted, buttered or ground into flour – add flavor, nutrition and texture to just about anything we put them in. Even better, consistent evidence shows that all kinds of nuts, including walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and cashews, promote healthy arteries and cholesterol levels when we consume them in moderation. Eating a small handful of nuts and seeds about 5 times a week is perfect.

At Fresh Earth Food Store we sell a va [...]

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Immunity

By Hannah Kaye

The immune system is a complex and dynamic network of cells, membranes and organs. These entities all work together to protect us from infection and potential pathogens which include the opportunistic microbes, bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that are all around us – in the air that we breathe, the food we eat, the surfaces we touch. When potential pathogens enter the body, the immune system springs to work, neutralising them and eliminating them.

Innate & Adaptive Imm [...]

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Introduction to Macrobiotic Eating

By Leonae Blecher

Anyone with any interest in health knows only too well that much of contemporary food is highly undesirable from a health perspective.

So where does one go? For a start, most health regimes have in common the avoidance of genetically-modified, chemically contaminated, irradiated foods, foods processed in non-traditional ways, and foods that are largely laboratory-created. That leaves us with organically or biodynamically grown whole foods, some of which are traditionally p [...]

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Iron Supplements For Infants - Are They Necessary?

With many mothers breastfeeding their babies and others using iron fortified formula, iron supplements for infants are very rarely needed. But it's important to understand the key role that iron plays in good infant nutrition and how solid feeding can affect your baby's iron levels.

IMPORTANT: The information given here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a doctor when you introduce new foods to your baby or when you have any concerns about h [...]

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Is your companion an omnivore or carnivore

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

The question as to whether you consider your pet to be a wolf or domesticated dog is a very important one, and the answer will prescribe to you, the diet that you should be feeding and that which is appropriate. The consequences of inferior diet are dire and effects behavior as well as general well being, health and longevity.

So, where did the canine evolve from?

Some believe that our beloved [...]

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Is your pet food truly natural

Article used courtesy of Paul Jacobson, Pet Food Nutritionist from Vondis Holistic Pet Nutrition.

There is a growing trend world-wide towards natural and organic food for humans and animal alike. With this in mind many commercial pet food companies are jumping on the bandwagon and try align themselves with this up and coming lucrative market by making claims that their pet food is natural and holistic.

Specifically, we often find that the pet food labels claim that their food is “naturally [...]

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Oven Roasted Tofu

Serves 4

Soya has been given a bad rap lately but like all foods eaten in moderation from a non-genetically modified source it is a great source of vegetarian protein. I recommend that one eats only about 100g twice a week maximum. Tofu is very versatile when one knows how to use it. Tofu will take on the flavours you give it so marinating tofu for a couple of hours before cooking it often results in a tasty dish.

Slow roasting tofu makes it delightfully rich and sweet in flavour and gives [...]

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Quinoa Butternut Salad Recipe

Ingredients

150g Mixed lettuce
240g Quinoa
500ml Veg stock
5g Sage
Sea salt
60ml Olive oil
100g Pomegranates
80g Goats milk feta
400g Butternut

Method

• Preheat the oven at 220 degrees
• Simmer the Quinoa in the stock for 15 minutes or until the Quinoa is soft.
• In the mean time cube up the butternut making sure they are all the same size. Add to a mixing bowl and coat with olive oil, salt and sage. Add to a baking tray. Bake at 220 degrees unti [...]

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Roast Butternut Salad Recipe

How to make the roast butternut

1kg Butternut diced into 3cm block
15g Sage
10g Himalayan rock Salt
10g Olive oil

Method for making the butternut

Add all ingredients to baking tray mix up and bake.
Bake at 160 degrees for
Make sure the butternut is still firm but with nice colouring.

Salad ingredients

50g Mixed baby lettuce washed and dry
8g Rocket washed and dry
25g Mixed sprouts mustard seed sprout, sunflower sprout [...]

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SAVE THE BEES

Wow! Over the weekend half a millionof us have signed to save bees. Let's get to a million for the ban -- sign now,then send this to everyone 

Dear friends,

Bees are dying off worldwide and our entire food chain is in peril. Scientists blame toxic pesticides and four European governments have already banned them. If we get the US and the EU to join the ban, other gover [...]

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Sound Nutrition – Where to start

Did you know that your body is constantly using the food you feed it to rebuild itself?

When people say that we are what we eat, they are not far off. But the delicate balance of who we are and what we eat has been lost in the hustle and bustle of day to day life. We now seem to eat mindlessly often without even feeling hungry or considering the nutritional value of what we happen to be grazing on. So for many of us the nutritional foundation that is in place for our bodies is made up of the [...]

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Step into Spring with Superfoods for weight loss and fitness

It’s SPRING and time for some spring-cleaning. Winter is behind us and it’s time to get into shape before summer. Beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables are starting to come back into season and drinking more juices & smoothies and eating more salads are the order of the day.

The key to shedding those extra kilos and building strength and fitness are essentially quite similar. Focus on eating foods that are ALKALISING, CLEANSING & ENERGISING.

One can do this easily by eating as close to natur [...]

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Stress, mood and food

Stress, mood and food
by Hannah Kaye, Nutritional Therapist

Globally, three out of five doctors visits are down to stress-related issues. That’s a scary statistic if you consider not only the financial drain on society, but also the psychological impact on families and relationships.

Although a lot of the stress we encounter is out of our control, there is much we can do to enable us to deal with it more effectively, from breathing techniques to regular exercise and importantly good nutrit [...]

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Summer Fruit Salad with Goji and Nuts

Ingredients

A selection of seasonal fruit, I used:

Guavas
Apples
Pineapples
Banana
Sweet melon

Nuts, seeds and Goji berries:

Ground organic flax seed
Organic pumpkin seed
Organic almonds
Goji berrie

Mango or orange juice

Method

1. Dice the seasonal fruit into the bowl; remember to cut all the fruit the same size it helps keep the presentation consistent.
2. Add the fruit to a bowl then pour over the juice
3. Sprinkle the nuts, ground flax seed and the [...]

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Sweet Potato Disks Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients

2 Large sweet potatoes, washed and cut into disks
30ml Olive oil
Herb salt
Black pepper

Method

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Coat a baking tray with olive oil so the sweet potatoes do not stick and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl add the potatoes and olive oil and toss to coat the sweet potatoes with olive oil.
4. Add some herb salt and ground black pepper.
5. Place the sweet potatoes on to the baking tray.
6. [...]

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Tahini Dressing Recipe

Quick and easy to make and full of flavour and nutrients

Ingredients

200g Tahini
14g Crushed garlic
25g Freshly chopped parsley
60ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice
240ml Water
Pinch of sea salt
Grind of black pepper

Method

Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and beat with a whisk. You may need to add a little more water if the dressing is too thick.
Add a little sea salt and black pepper to taste.
You can add a little Greek yoghurt for extra fl [...]

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Tasty Green Juice

Drinking green juices is an easy and tasty way of getting fruit and vegetables into your body with out having to prepare a meal.

Ingredients

200ml Organic apple juice (freshly squeezed)
25ml Celery juice
50ml Cucumber juice
10ml Ginger juice
15ml Wheatgrass juice

Method

Juice all the fruit and the vegetables using an Oscar juicer or a regular juicer. Combine the juices in to a glass and enjoy.

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Thai Sweet Potato and Buckwheat Soba Noodles

Ingredients

125ml Olive oil
80ml Fresh lemon Juice
45g Chopped garlic
10g Fresh Chilies
40g Chopped fresh basil
30ml Grated lemon Zest
250g Sweet potato and Buckwheat soba noodles

Method

• Cook the noodles for 3 – 4 minutes with a dash of olive oil. Be careful not to over cook the noodles. Drain and set aside
• Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic for two minutes.
• Then add the chilies and fry for a further minute
• Add the basil and lemon zest [...]

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The Attention Deficit Epidemic

The Attention Deficit Epidemic
by Jacqueline Wildish

Human beings are master learners – one of our definitive traits. The brain is made of specialised nerve cells, called neurones, that communicate with each other to form the process of thought itself. The brain is constantly restructuring itself and learning by forming new nerve pathways. A healthy new-born baby will form over half its learning pathways between ages one and five years. The number of nerve cells do not increase after age tw [...]

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The Best Fruits & Vegetables to Make Fresh Juice

The Best Fruits & Vegetables to Make Fresh Juice

Although you can use a recipe to make a special juice, I find daily juicing easier if I just experiment and buy a mixture of different fruit and veg for juicing once a week. Here is a guide to help you find what works for you:

Citrus Fruits and oranges
Citrus are one of the most popular of the best fruits and vegetables to juice. They contain carotenoids, bioflavonoids and lots of vitamin C, which help to fight cancer. They also contain calci [...]

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The Terminator

This juice is superb for helping to build the blood and is great for fighting infections. It is also a really delicious juice!

Ingredients

3 Organic apples
½ Organic beetroot
2 small Organic carrots
1 small Organic parsnip
¼ Organic lemon

Juice the ingredients using an Oscar juicer or a DNA juicer (the juicer you use must be able to extract juice from leaves), combine the juices with some ice and enjoy.

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Tofu Cashew Curry Recipe

Feeds about 15 people

Ingredients

1.5 large onions finely chopped
2 tbsp. crushed garlic
20ml Cumin powder
6ml Cinnamon powder
15ml Turmeric
5 cm Ginger peeled and finely chopped
2 kg Butternut cubed
600g Cubed spicy tofu (see spicy tofu recipe)
2 x 400ml Coconut milk
1lt Vegetable stock
400g Cashew nuts
Handfull fresh coriander

Method

1. Fry the onion in a little oil in a large pot on medium heat. Add the garlic and
spices and stir for 1 minute.
2. Add t [...]

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Tofu Cheese Cake Recipe

Wheat free, Gluten free, Sugar free, Dairy free & Vegan

Makes: 1 Cheese cake
Cooking time: 30min

Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

150g Rice flour
100g Rice milk powder
180g Almonds
30g Fructose
2g Salt
2 tblsp Sunflower oil
5g xanthum gum

Filling Ingredients:

1 ½ Blocks plain tofu
½ tsp Vanilla essence
1 Banana
¼ cup Lemon juice
1 Cup Fructose

Method

Method for the crust:

• Blend all the ingredients in the Magi mix
• Shape into cake mould

Method for t [...]

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Tofu Sauté Recipe

Ingredients

60ml Olive Oil
2 packs Tofu, cut into large cubes
1 tbsp Fresh Earth Veg Stock Powder
60ml Soy or Tamari Sauce

Method

Open and towel dry the tofu blocks
Dice into large cubes
Heat the oil in a large pan and add the tofu cubes
Sauté until the cubes are sealed with a little colour
Add the veg stock powder and sauté for a further 1 minute
Add the soya sauce a sauté for a further minute.

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2008-12 - Tra-la-la-la-la!

Where did 2008 go? Last time I checked I was writing down my New Year's resolutions!

I love December. I use this time to consolidate all my thoughts and reflect on the year gone past (fast!) and show appreciation for those who have added value to my life.

December at Fresh Earth Food Store is about self indul [...]

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2009-02 - Fertility

FEBRUARY 2009

Hi

Infertility affects one in seven couples and is defined as failure to conceive after one year of regular unprotected intercourse. Just as it takes two to parent a child, it takes two to be infertile, so both partners need to be investigated. Please join us for our Free Talk this Thursday, by renowned homeopath Dr Danny Pillay.

 Part of preparing your body for pregnancy is creating balance internally.

This means creating a balanced lifestyle through nutrit [...]

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2009-03 - Baby’s First Food and Toddler Nutrition

MARCH 2009

Hi

Our children's development, health and happiness depend on the quality of the food we feed them.

Every child develops individually and differences in overall diet plans are completely normal.

The individual behaviour of a baby influences their energy requirements and therefore influences their desired meal servings.

Make sure you have the fundamentals of sound nutrition right and focus on these above all else:

  • Always use organic. Organic food not [...]
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2009-04 - Clean and Green

APRIL 2009

Hi [NAME]

The safety of beauty and household products has largely been taken for granted but as you do with food, its vitally important to also scrutinise these ingredients.

The shampoos you apply to your body and the detergents you use in your home eventually end up down the drain and into our water system. It is therefore important that these products have no negative environmental impact during manufacturing and also when released into the environment.

Natur [...]

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2009-05 - Boosting your Immune System

MAY 2009

Hi [NAME]

A good foundation for long-term health consists of a mix of fresh, minimally processed foods from all food groups.

This includes: plant proteins; carbohydrates from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain-based breads, cereals, and pastas; and heart-healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, and avocado.

Equally important, a good diet contains delicious foods you enjoy.

Though everybody has different needs, here are some healthy choices you can easily inco [...]

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2009-06 - Your Planet Needs You

JUNE 2009

Hi [NAME]

Food is my passion and I take it very seriously. As a Nutritional Chef I cannot stress enough how the quality and length of our lives depend on the food we eat.

Lifestyle diseases are largely a result of eating an unbalanced diet and the evidence is clear that eating plants promote health. We do not need animal products and fast food, but excessive marketing and Government indoctrination over the last 100 years have led us to believe that we can’t do wi [...]

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2009-08 - Cancer and Nutrition

AUGUST 2009

Hi [NAME]

Research shows that healthy eating could prevent up to a third of all cancers. There are a number of naturally occurring phytonutrients shown to reduce cancer risk. Fruits and vegetables of every kind offer slightly different beneficial compounds.

Why are medical doctors not telling patients this and helping them to shift from a feeling of helplessness in the face of these frightening illnesses to empowerment?

Do what you can to protect your body fr [...]

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2009-10 - Coping with Stress

OCTOBER 2009

Hi [NAME]

The body converts nutrients into message-carrying chemicals that have a direct effect on our emotions.

Nutrient deficiencies can cause psychological problems in vulnerable people. When we are feeling down we often neglect ourselves, so the condition is exacerbated by poor diet. Cheer yourself up with foods rich in trytophan, selenium, B vitamins and protein.

Forgetfulness, inability to concentrate and "brain fog" can stem from many causes, almost al [...]

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2010-02 - Relax, your children will thank you forever

FEBRUARY 2010

Hi [NAME]

Our children pay close attention to our moods. When we feel upset, our kids may become anxious, and at the same token when we wind down, our children also get the chance to relax.

When you feel overwhelmed and stressed it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. To help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence and joy here are some ways to reduce stress:

Eat dinner together
Spend time with [...]

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2010-03 - Happy Water!

Throughout our lives, we exist mostly as water.

This connection to water applies to everyone, all over the world. So how can people live happy and healthy lives? The answer is to purify the water that makes up your body.

Water in a river remains pure because it is moving. When water becomes trapped, it dies. Therefore, water must constantly be circulated. The water - or blood - in the bodies of the sick is usually stagnant. When blood stops flowing, the body starts to decay [...]

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4 Ingredient Coconut Cake

Ingredients:

4 cups of desiccated coconut or 1 cup of coconut butter
1 cup coconut cream
4 eggs
4 rounded tablespoons raw honey

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 175°C
Grease and line a loaf tin with baking paper over hanging the sides for easy removal. Ours measure 19cm x 9 cm.
Place the coconut into your processor and blend at high speed until it starts to form a smooth paste.
Add the remaining ingredients and gently mix to [...]

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About Fresh Earth Food Store Blogging

This Blog is about creating a new understanding of health and sustainability through a combination of modern world creations and the reintroduction of some forgotten principles.

Follow us and leave your comments, if you have any question regarding a post you can contact us and we will gladly assist!

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Allergies - A modern epidemic with wide reaching consequences

y Dr Cornelia Botha

The topic of allergies (also referred to as atopy) is so vast one would never be able to cover all aspects in one instalment. Allergic reactions are continually being researched and the knowledge gained is constantly evolving. In addition to this, the actual types of allergic reactions are evolving, making scientists and doctors scratch their heads even more.

Allergies are not only about the common seasonal allergies to pollens or allergies to animal dander. There are ma [...]

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Almond and Amaranth Granola with spelt flakes

Makes about 4 1/2 cups

Ingredients

1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons organic sunflower oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup Spelt flakes
1/2 cup amaranth grain
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 cup mixed dried berries

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together honey, oil and vanilla.
Stir in oats, spelt flakes, amaranth and almonds until evenly coated.
Spre [...]

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Almond Horchata

It is about time this popular Spanish power drink caught on here: Full of muscle-building protein, it is a great vegan source of calcium.

Ingredients

1/4 cup blanched Organic whole almonds
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1tsp fresh lime juice
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
Cinnamon stick (optional)

Method

Place the first five ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth [...]

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An Approach To Natural Conception

The desire to conceive a child is one of the most powerful and emotionally charged instincts that form part of the human experience. While many people have no difficulty conceiving, even when indulging in the most detrimental diets and lifestyles, others are not that fortunate. Fertility issues have become more and more common in our modern society, and the incidence continues to increase. What are the norms? Research shows that approximately 50% of young, healthy couples trying to get pregna [...]

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An integrated approach to preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease

An integrated approach to preventing and treating Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr Cornelia Botha

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disease that slowly destroys memory, intellectual skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. As AD progresses, symptoms will include confusion, irritability, aggression, mood swings, language breakdown, long-term memory loss, and general withdrawal from society and even family. AD is usually diagnosed in people o [...]

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Anti-Aging Superfoods

The secret is out! Nutrient rich foods keep you looking and feeling younger for longer. Actually that’s not much of a secret.

It’s not rocket science either, if your body has what it needs to repair and renew itself you will be healthier, and it will show.
A good balanced diet that includes fresh natural fruit and veg will sustain and nourish your body better than highly processed pre-cooked takeouts.

Anti-Aging Superfoods are something different however. These are foods with a high ORAC v [...]

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Apple Berry Baked Gluten Free Oat Tart

Serves 8

Originally oats were farmed without gluten, but due to cross pollination and modern farming methods, most oats around the world have been contaminated with gluten. We managed to find a farm that has certified gluten free oats and here is a great recipe to go with it.

Ingredients

Canola oil cooking spray
2 cups frozen mixed berries
2 cups gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup organic pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
1 organic [...]

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Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

(makes 10 small muffins)

Ingredients

• 190g rice flour
• 70ml fructose
• 60ml rice milk powder
• 80ml grape seed oil
• 2t/10ml psyllium husk
• 1t/5ml baking powder
• 7.5ml cinnamon
• 225ml water
• 200g apple

Method

• Peel and grate apple and add to mixing bowl with the rest of ingredients.
• Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon, before adding to a food processor
• Once processed, add ingredients to muffin tray and in a pre-heated oven on 180, [...]

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Apple Pie Recipe

Wheat free & Sugar free

Ingredients

Pastry Ingredients

350g Rice flour 
130g Spelt flour (sifted) 
10g Salt 
110g Fructose 
210g Butter 
1 Egg 
5ml Apple cider vinegar 
Water 
15g Xanthum gum

Filling Ingredients

Thinly sliced peeled apples
165g Fructose
30g Butter
6g Ground Cinnamon

Method

Method for pastry

• Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
• In large mixing bowl, combine the flour mix, salt and fructose. Mix well.
• Cut in the butter and mix with [...]

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Apple, Cinnamon and Chia Seed Gluten Free Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups gluten-free self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cup firmly packed coconut blossom sugar
2 tbsp. ground chia seeds
2 cup organic milk or rice milk
1 cup organic vegetable oil
3 organic eggs, lightly beaten
2 small pink lady apples
Warmed honey, to serve (optional)

Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Grease a 12-hole muffin pan.
2. Combine flour, chia seeds, cinnamon and 2/3 cup brown sugar in a bowl. Make a well in th [...]

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Are Products Containing Parabens Safe For Everyday Use?

y Monica Codevilla

Are parabens harmful? On the one hand we have activists passionately educating the public to stay away from commercial products that contain parabens, resulting in fear and uncertainty amongst the more discerning of consumers. On the other hand we have regulatory bodies concluding that parabens are safe enough to be added to cosmetics (and foods) (1, 2). The result is that, finding a paraben-free product in your local shopping store is like finding a needle in a haystack. [...]

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Asparagus Frittata

Ingredients

6 Organic eggs
1 tbsp. Organic virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. Butter
1 Bunch of trimmed organic asparagus
Fresh Earth Hot-u-Got sauce to serve with

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Beat the eggs with a little sea salt and black pepper.
Heat the oil and the butter in a large oven proof frying pan over a medium heat and sauté asparagus for 5 minutes.
Add the eggs; cook for 3 minutes then bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden and flu [...]

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Australian Short Grain Rice with Mung Bean Pilaf

Serves 6

Ingredients

1/2 cup Organic sun-dried tomatoes
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium Organic white onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup dried mung beans
1 cup Australian short grain brown rice
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
1/2 cup toasted walnuts

Method

Place tomatoes in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let sit 10 minutes to soften and then drain and chop. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in a medium [...]

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Avocado and Sumac Salad Recipe

Ingredients

60g Cucumber
165g Tomato
75g Avocado
6g Oregano
40g Lettuce
Sumac dressing
3g Sumac

Method

Peel the cucumber, slice it in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon.
Slice the cucumber thickly on the diagonal, then put it in a large bowl with the tomato, avocado and oregano
Put lettuce in large mixing bowl, and add the sumac dressing and toss well with rest of the ingredients.
Transfer to a salad bowl and sprinkle lightly with a li [...]

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Avocado and Sundried-Tomato Salad Recipe

Avocado and Sun-dried Tomato Salad

1 Tub Mixed baby lettuce Leaves
40g Sun dried tomatoes
1 large avocado
130g Goats milk feta cheese
20 Calamata olives
2 tbsp fresh thyme

For the dressing:

2 tbsp red wine vinegar
6 tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper
Raw brown sugar 1/2 tbsp

Method

1. Wash and finely chop the lettuce. Slice the sun dried tomatoes into stripes. Chop and peel the avocado. Mix together in a large serving bowl.

2. Crumble the feta cheese and add to the salad along with th [...]

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Baked Apples with Yoghurt & Granola

Ingredients:

4 Apples, cored and cut into 8 slices
3 Tbsp. Pure maple syrup
½ Tbsp. Butter, melted
½ cup Greek yoghurt
¼ tsp. Ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
½ cup Fresh Earth Banting Granola

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 200º C.
Place apples, maple syrup, and butter in a 9x13" pan. Toss until apples are well coated. Roast, stirring occasionally until apples are crisp-tender, about 20 mins.
Meanwhile, whisk together yoghurt, cinnamon and nutmeg. When appl [...]

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Baked Black Mushrooms with Raw Vegan Cheese Sauce

Mushroom steaks are a fantastically easy dinner to prepare. They taste really good with this vegan cheese source drizzled over them as they come out the oven. I am constantly looking for energy efficient foods to prepare, the mushrooms can easily be prepared in a solar cooker. Peak oil has come and gone and unless we learn to sustain on plant based foods naturally we are likely to be in for a rough ride.

Serves two

Ingredients

1 Cup raw organic cashew nuts
½ large organic [...]

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Baked Giant Black Mushroom Steaks Recipe

Makes: 4 Mushrooms steaks

Ingredients

4 Giant black mushrooms or the largest ones you can find
60g Organic butter
1 tbsp Chopped fresh garlic
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Herb salt
Chilli sauce

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
2. Prepare an oiled baking tray and set aside
3. Brush the mushrooms clean
4. In a sauce pan gently melt the butter, then add the fresh garlic and a pinch of herb salt
5. Add the lemon juice
6. Add a few drops of Tabasco sa [...]

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Banana Bread

Ingredients:

1 cup coconut oil, melted plus extra for greasing
3/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup ground almonds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsps baking powder
Pinch of fine himalayan rock salt
5 very ripe bananas
6 organic eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
4 1/2 tablespoons raw honey, plus extra for brushing

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a 20cm x 12cm loaf tin with a little coconut oil, then line the base and sides with baking paper.
In a large bowl, comb [...]

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Banana, Oats and Fig Smoothie

Ingredients

2 ripe bananas
2 dried figs
250ml rice milk
A handful of gluten free oats
1 table spoon whole Organic almonds (skin on)
2 teaspoons of honey

Method

Peel and break up the bananas, add to the blender jug with the rest of the ingredients and blend until completely smooth.
Pour into a tall glass and serve immediately.

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Bananacado Smoothie Recipe

Bananas and avocados are excellent brain boosters and mood lifters. A great source of vitamin B6, bananas reduce fatigue and premenstrual symptoms. Avocados provide healthy fats, which raise serotonin levels and keep you happy.

This is a great breakfast shake with which to start your busy day.

Ingredients

1 large organic banana (frozen)
½ large ripe organic avocado
½ a lemon, juiced
1 tsp fructose (this may vary for sweetness)
1 cup soya milk (you can use the real stuf [...]

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Banting Buffet 29 September

If you love real food, love lots of veggies and healthy fats and your body is loving you for cutting out sugar, then you will love our Banting Buffet.
Join us for a Vegetarian Banting Buffet on Friday 29 September 12h00.

R21 per 100g
Fresh Earth Food Store
103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, JHB
011 464 4404

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Barley mint salad Recipe

Ingredients

500g Barley Pearled
2 Diced onions
4 Diced red peppers
½ cup Chopped Parsley
1 cup Copped fresh basil
¼ Cup fresh mint
Herb dressing
Black pepper
Sea salt
Lemon juice
Shredded mixed lettuce

Method

• Cook the barley for about 40-50minutes. Be careful not to overcook it.
• In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients including the cooled barley.
• Turn in the shredded lettuce
• Turn in the lemon juice, black pepper, salt and dressin [...]

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Basic Mens Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Basic Quinoa

Serves 4 (makes about 4 cups)

Quinoa is a complete protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It's light and fluffy in texture but has that whole grain ability to fill people up--and if you've got company coming, this recipe easily doubles to serve eight people.

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

Rinse quinoa in a fine sieve until water runs clear, drain and transfer to a medium pot. Add water and salt and bring to [...]

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Basic Wild Rice

Ingredients

• 3 cups water
• 1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
• 1 cup thoroughly washed wild rice

Bring water to rolling boil. Add salt and wild rice. Bring to a boil again, reduce heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 50 to 60 minutes. The kernels will open up and become tender. If any excess water remains, drain it and return to heat for just a moment to dry the grains; season as desired. If you like a chewy texture, cook it a little less time.
You can also bake wild [...]

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Basil and Spinach Pesto with Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients

½ Cup pumpkin seeds
1 ½ cups basil Leaves
1 ½ cups spinach leaves
1 clove garlic
½ tsp. Himalayan rock salt
1/3 Cup olive oil
60ml water

Method

1. Grind pumpkin seeds in food processor.
2. Add basil, spinach, water, garlic and salt and process into a paste.
3. While food processor is running, add olive oil.

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Basil Pesto and Goats Feta Omelette Recipe

Ingredients

1Tbsp ghee
3 free-range eggs
1Tbsp organic cream
2Tbsp basil pesto
20g goats feta
5g roasted sunflower seeds
alfalfa sprouts

Method

Beat the eggs and the cream together
Heat the ghee in a heavy based frying pan (20cm)
Pour the eggs into the pan and cover with a lid immediately
Have the goats feta and basil pesto ready
Turn on the grill to max while the omelet is slowly cooking
Once the omelet has set then add dollops of basil pesto around [...]

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Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients

250g Fresh basil (washed)
10g Fresh Earth Veg stock powder
25g Grated parmesan cheese or natures choice mock parmesan
50g Raw pine nuts
100g Raw cashew nuts
10g Chopped garlic
375ml Extra virgin olive oil
50ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Method

Clean and wash the fresh basil
Add all the ingredients to magi-mix or food processor with a blade and blend
Slowly add the oil to consistency be carefull not to over blend the pesto.
Add the lemon ju [...]

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Bean Dip and Rice Cakes Recipe

Ingredients

• 1 tin butter bean/400g cooked butternut
• 1 spring onion
• 1.25ml cumin powder
• 2T-spoon lemon juice
• 1T-spoon Braggs Amino Acids or Tamari
• ¼ cup water
• ½ small red pepper
• 2t-spoon olive oil
• Rice cake

Method

• Pour butter bean into sieve and wash over with purified water – drain.
• Add to bowl
• Cut red pepper into small cubes - add to bowl
• Add: lemon juice,Braggs/Tamari, cumin powder, olive oil, salt
• Add ¼ cup water
• Process a [...]

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Beat the blues

In a recent UK study, it was revealed that most people said that family made them the happiest, followed by good health, sunshine, being outdoors and friends. When asked what made you unhappiest both bad health and money worries were the biggest concern, followed by arguments, family problems and lack of sleep.

Unsurprisingly people overwhelmingly found January the most depressing month of the year but conversely found April/May the happiest – perhaps due to all those public holidays.
Nearl [...]

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Beetroot and Maple Syrup Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 kg Red beetroots
80g Sunflower seeds
90ml Maple syrup
4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp Olive oil
2 Garlic cloves (crushed)
80g Baby spinach leaves
40g Sunflower sprouts
Sea salt
Black pepper

Method

Pre heat the oven to 200°c.
Wash the beetroot and peel them using sharp peeler.
Place the beetroot in a baking dish and sprinkle with the balsamic vinegar and sea salt.
Cover the baking dish with foil.
Bake for about 90 minutes or until t [...]

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Beetroot and Rocket Salad Recipe

Ingredients

100g Rocket
6 small Beetroot, cooked whole then cut into quarters
90g Goats Chevon cut into thick slices
2 small Naartjies, wedges cut in half

Method

Cook the beetroot for thirty minutes or until cooked.
Chop into chunks and allow to cool.
Assemble the salad with the rocket as the base then the beetroot
Add the chopped Naartjie wedges and Goats Chevon slices.

Dressing:

Olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste

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Benefits of Green Vibrance During Pregnancy

The Benefits of Green Vibrance During Pregnancy

“Is Green Vibrance safe to take during pregnancy?” Green Vibrance is not only safe, but wonderful for pregnancy and lactation. After 12 years on the market, there are now many Green Vibrance children walking the earth. There are specific nutrients in Green Vibrance that provide numerous benefits concerning pregnancy.

One major advantage lies in the astragalus and bio available sources of iron in Green Vibrance, which support healthy red blood [...]

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Blueberry and Chia Ice Cream

Ingredients:
450ml coconut cream
450ml coconut milk
6 egg yolks
1/3 cup honey
6 Tbsp chia seeds

Blueberry Jam:
600g frozen blueberries, thawed
2/3 cup honey
Juice of 1 lemon 

Instructions:

To make the blueberry jam, combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan, mix well and place over medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 35 – 40 minutes, or until the jam is thick.

Remove from the heat and s [...]

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Blueberry Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

1/2 cup chia seed gel*
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
2 teaspoons lucuma powder
1 teaspoon maca powder (optional)
Stevia powder to taste (stevia is very strong so add miniscule amounts at a time)

Method

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

*5 tablespoons chia seed mixed with 2 cups water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

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Blueberry Spelt Muffins

Makes 12 small muffins.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) softened butter or canola oil, plus more for greasing the pan
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups spelt flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups fresh blueberries

Method

Preheat oven to 160°C. Butter a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners [...]

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Body Stress Release for Babies and Children

By Brent Garvie

By keeping a child's body free of body stress, it is assisted in ensuring that the growth and development are normal and healthy.

CAUSES OF BODY STRESS

If the birth process was difficult, a baby may be born with body stress, especially in the neck and lower spine.

Small children are likely to accumulate body stress as a result of frequent falls and jerks while playing, or trying to lift heavy objects.

Children may sit incorrectly, e.g. reading or studying while sitting hu [...]

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Breakfast Oats For One Recipe

Wheat free, Dairy free & Sugar free

Ingredients

65g Organic or regular oats
15g Chopped and pitted dates
15g Raisins
5g Chopped raw almonds
10ml Raw honey
100g Sliced banana
135g Grated apples
Pinch Cinnamon
Pinch Sea Salt
500ml Water

Method

Bring the water to boil in a heavy base pot
Remove from the stove
Add oats, dates, raisins, grated apples and cinnamon and add back to the stove.
cook for ten minutes
Stir regularly and add more water if necessary [...]

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Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

250ml frozen mixed berries or frozen fruit salad with juice
120g frozen banana
1tsp almonds
1tsp sesame seeds
1tsp flax seeds
1tsp sunflower seeds
1tb soya milk powder (optional)
Honey

Method

Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth drink.
Optional Additions: Mineral complex, EFA's, extra fibre, Gingko

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Broccoli Bread Recipe

Ingredients

500g Broccoli
500g Butter
110g Caster sugar
7 Eggs
6g Baking powder
5ml Turmeric
Pinch Paprika
5ml Curry powder
2ml Salt
510g White flour

Method

• Steam broccoli until al dente. Set aside to cool.
• Beat the butter until light and creamy.
• Add the caster sugar and beat further.
• Now add the eggs one at a time. Only add the next egg when the previous egg has combined.
• In a separate bowl combine the baking powder, turmeric, paprika, curry pow [...]

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Broccoli, Smoked Tofu and Avocado Salad

Ingredients

1 large head of broccoli
400g Smoked tofu
2 Avocado
50g Spring onions
247g Cherry tomatoes
30g Flakes almonds

Method

Chop the broccoli into florets and steam for about five minutes.
Chop the spring onions into julienne
Drain the broccoli properly
Slice the avocado and squeeze a little lemon over the slices to stop them going brown
Dice the tofu block into large squares then sauté in olive oil until there is texture and colour. Set aside to cool [...]

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Brown and Wild Rice Miso Ginger Salad Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients

250g short grain brown rice
100g Wild rice
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon barley miso
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded (about 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions, 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish

Method

Cook the two rice’s separately and set aside.
In a lar [...]

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Brown Rice and Quinoa with Orange Zest and Pistachios Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

60g Shelled Pistachio Nuts
200g Quinoa
200g Short Grain Brown rice
30g Canadian Wild Rice
1 Medium Onion, sliced
150ml Olive Oil
Grated Zest and Juice of 1 Orange 2 tsp Lemon Juice, freshly squeezed
1 Large Garlic Clove, crushed
4 Spring Onions, thinly sliced
100g Dried Apricots, roughly chopped
40g Rocket
Salt and Black pepper

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 170°C

Spread the pistachios out on a baking tray and toast for 8 minutes or unt [...]

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Brown Rice Barley Salad Recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients

200g Short grain Brown rice
180g Pearl barley
1 red onion, diced
2 Granny smith apples cubed
1 Stick celery thinly sliced
Handful flat leaf parsley chopped
Large hand full of washed rocket and roughly chopped
100g goats cheese feta

Method

1. Cook the rice and the barley in a two to one ratio or follow the instructions on the packet.
2. Combine the rice, barley, onion, cubed apple, celery and parsley in a big salad bowl.
3. T [...]

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Brown Rice Salad With Fresh Herbs

Serves 6

Crisp carrots, cucumbers, radishes and celery combine with fresh basil, mint and parsley in this honey-Dijon dressed rice salad. Served chilled or at room temperature, this versatile dish is perfect for al fresco dining alongside your choice of protein.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cooked long-grained brown rice
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped seedless cucumber
1/2 cup sliced radishes
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 cup fresh or frozen [...]

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Brown Rice, Quinoa and Mixed Nuts Recipe

Ingredients

Brown rice
Quinoa
Ground mixed nuts Almonds, flax, sunflower and cashews (all raw)
Braggs

Method

• Cook the brown rice on a two to one ratio for about 20 minutes.
• At around ten minutes add the quinoa.
• When ready rinse.
• Turn in the nut mix.
• Add a squirt of Braggs.

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Butternut, Sage and Ricotta Fettuccini Recipe

Makes: 4 portions

Ingredients

800g Diced organic butternut
40ml Butter melted
80ml Olive oil
100ml Honey
Salt
Black pepper
4 Finely chopped garlic cloves
100ml Fresh sage leaves
250ml Crème fraiche
500g Fettuccini
100g Ricotta cheese

Method

· Steam the diced butternut for about fifteen minutes.
· Melt the butter and olive oil in a heavy based frying pan.
· Add 100ml honey and fry the butternut for five minutes.
· Add salt and black pepper to [...]

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Can you C the benefit?

It seems we all take vitamin C when we start getting a sniffle, or when we have a cold. Some of us increase our vitamin C intake around winter to prevent getting sick. Well, it seems that we may all be wasting our time and our money on an industry that loves making false claims. In the June edition of Ethical Living, we look into vitamin C and discover a range of problematic issues.

Globally, the vitamin market is set to grow to R25.6 billion by 2017 with a compound annual growth rate of aro [...]

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Cape Malay Potato and Cauliflower Curry Recipe

Ingredients

12 Medium Potatoes Large cubes
2 Large Cauliflower heads
3 Onion Diced
3 tbsp Crushed ginger
4.5 tbsp Crushed garlic
12 tbsp Sunflower oil
42 Curry leaves
9 tbsp Tomato paste Mixed into 3 cups of water
9 tbsp Cape Malay spice
6 Bay leave
3 tsp Salt
3 Can coconut milk
Tamarind tea

Method

• Heat oil
• Sauté onion until soft.
• Add ginger, garlic, and curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until onions are slightly brown.
• Add Ma [...]

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Carob and Almond Butter Shake

Almonds are a great source of protein and are also alkaline for the body. This shake is made using carob which looks like chocolate but actually tastes nothing like chocolate however it still tastes yummy without the sugar and caffeine that is found in regular chocolate. Carob is from the carob tree which produces tiny carob seeds from which they make the carob paste and powder.

Ingredients

1tbsp carob flakes
1tbsp carob powder
150ml rice milk
1tbsp almond butter
½ frozen b [...]

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Carrot Salad with Smooth Almond butter dressing

Ingredients

2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into julienne
1 Organic red pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup minced fresh organic coriander
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup creamy Fresh Earth almond butter
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 tablespoon tamari
1 teaspoon agave nectar
pinch of red pepper flakes

Method

Add red pepper, coriander and raisins.
In a medium bowl, whisk together almond butter, lime juice, tamari, agave and pepper flakes.
Add dressing to carro [...]

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Carrot, Avocado and Fresh Basil Soup Recipe

Ingredients

1 Lt Carrot juice
80g milled Almonds
10 leaves of fresh Basil
1-2 Avocados
Black Pepper and Sea Salt

Method

Juice your Carrots.
Mill your nuts.
Add all the ingredients to the blender.
Add the avocado a little at a time to thicken the soup.
Add black pepper and salt to taste.

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Change the world - one grocery list at a time

By Matthew Ballenden

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." – Albert Einstein

What we choose to eat has a massive impact on addressing many of the crises the world faces today. Water and land shortages, food shortages, climate change and world poverty can all be linked to unsustainable production and consumption.

As the consumer you are still king, by virtue of having the choice about which produ [...]

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Chermoula

Ingredients

100g flat leaf parsley
100g fresh coriander
1 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
6 tbsp lemon juice
8 cloves garlic
125ml olive oil
125ml Sunflower oil
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Method

• Combine herbs, spices, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor.
• Add olive oil, slowly, while processing until a paste is formed.
• Season to taste.

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Cherries and Cream Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter (at room temperature)
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsps heavy cream
2 1/2 cups rice flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Method

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Stir in vanilla and heavy cream. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until dough just comes together. Fold in cherries and chocolate [...]

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Cherry Amaranth Porridge

Serves 4

Looking for a new hot breakfast cereal to add to your repertoire? Give amaranth a try. Its nutty flavor is delicious with warm spices, maple syrup, cherries and walnuts.

Ingredients

1 cup whole grain amaranth
2 cups milk
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Method

Place amaranth, milk and 1 cup water in a medium saucepot. Bring to a boil. Red [...]

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Cherry Sorbet

Ingredients

900g cherries, stones and stalks removed
1 cup water
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Method

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the cherries with the water, sugar, and lemon juice, and cook until the cherries are very soft and cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly.
Puree the cherries and their liquid and put the mixture through a fine siev [...]

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Chia, Strawberry and Raspberry Mint Lollies

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh organic strawberries
1 cup fresh organic raspberries
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 Tbsp fresh mint
2 Tbsp maple syrup 

Instructions:

In a blender add all of the ingredients. Pour into molds. Insert a lolly stick into each mold and freeze until firm.

Add Green Vibrance Junior to the mixture as indicated below:
2-5 years old: 1/3 of a scoop to 250ml
6/8 years: 2/3 of a scoop to 250ml
9-12 years of age:1 level scoop to 250ml

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Childrens ADD Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Childrens Basic Supplement Plan (4 years and older)

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Childrens Immune Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

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Chilled Beetroot Soup Recipe

Ingredients

• 1 kg beetroot
• 1 big onion
• 1 big carrot
• ¼ small cabbage
• 1 stick celery
• 1 big apple
• 1 big and ripe tomato
• 1lt water
• 1t-spoon veg stock powder
• 5ml black pepper
• 5ml paprika
• 1t spoon apple cider vinegar
• 10ml fructose
• 2 bayleaf
• 60ml olive oil
• Steel bowl
• Stick blender

Method

• Place steel bowl in freezer (this will make sense – i promise!)
• Cube onion – set aside
• Peel and cut carrot into thin slices – add to bowl
• [...]

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Chocolate Almond Dipped Figs

Makes 2 dozen

This recipe was inspired by a combination of healthy eating and decadent flavours. For the best results, reshape the dried figs a bit with your hands to bring back their natural teardrop shape before dipping them in chocolate.

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups 70% dark chocolate chips
2/3 cup chopped organic raw almonds
24 plump unpreserved dried figs

Method

Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper and transfer almonds to a wide, shallow dish; s [...]

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Chocolate Almond Smoothie Recipe

Serves 1

Ingredients

85g frozen banana
2 tablespoons organic vanilla yogurt (you can use soy yoghurt instead of the dairy yoghurt)
3/4 cup rice milk or almond milk (if it’s too thick, add more)
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon raw organic cacao powder
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
1 tablespoon finely ground flax seed
1 tablespoon agave syrup

Method

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at top speed for about 1 minute or until smooth. [...]

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Chocolate Beetroot Cake Recipe (gluten Free)

Ingredients

2 cup Brown sugar
1 ½ cup Sunflower oil
4 Eggs
2 cups Rice flour
3 tsp Baking powder
3 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
2tsp Cinnamon
1tbsp Vanilla
1 cup Pecans
3cups Grated beetroot
1 tsp Xanthan gum
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
100g Dark chocolate

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees
In a mixing bowl cream the sugar and oil until well blended.
Add the eggs one at a time whipping after each one.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking [...]

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Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies (Gluten Free)

Ingredients

70g cocoa Powder
160ml hot water
300g dark eating chocolate, melted
300g butter, melted
590g brown sugar, firmly packed
200g hazel nuts, finely ground
8 eggs, separated
40g cocoa powder (extra)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C°.
Grease a deep brownie tin and line with baking paper.
Blend the cocoa powder with the water in a large bowl until smooth.
Stir in the melted chocolate, butter, sugar, finely ground hazelnuts and egg yolks.
Beat egg wh [...]

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Chocolate truffels Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cup raisins
2 cups cashew nuts
1 cup dates
2 cups chocolate chunks

Method

• Place all the ingredients except the carob into the magimix and blend until well mixed.
• Melt the chocolate either in the microwave or a double boiler.
• Form the fruit mix into balls and using a tablespoon dip them into the carob.
• Wrap a tray in cling film and place each ball onto the cling form.
• Put the tray into the fridge for ten minutes.

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Clean & Green

The safety of beauty and household products has largely been taken for granted but as you do with food, its vitally important to also scrutinise these ingredients.

The shampoos you apply to your body and the detergents you use in your home eventually end up down the drain and into our water system. It is therefore important that these products have no negative environmental impact during manufacturing and also when released into the environment.

Natural and organic detergents are generally [...]

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Coconut Almond Chia Seed Pudding

Ingredients

2 Cups Almond milk
1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
1/4 Cup Organic Shredded Coconut
1/4 Cup Flaked Almonds
4 tsps. Coconut Blossom Sugar
2 tbsp. Raw Honey

Method

In a medium bowl, stir together the almond milk and chia seeds. Add coconut flakes and flaked almonds and stir well until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in your refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Before serving, stir the pudding again. Divide between bowls and top each with a 1 teaspoo [...]

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Coconut and Tofu Stir Fry

Ingredients

1 table spoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 fresh chilli, finely chopped
60g curry paste
120g king oyster mushrooms
200g runner beans, sliced at a slant
Juice of 1 lime
4 dried lime leaves
2 cups veggie stock
50g cashews, roasted and ground
150g tofu, cubed
200ml coconut milk

Method

Heat the olive oil, garlic, chilli, ginger and curry paste gently until fragrant in a saucepan over a medium to low heat.
Add the remaining ingredients exce [...]

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Coconut Lentil Bake Recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon organic ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric
453g Black lentils - cooked
1 cup pitted dates, chopped
2 teaspoons gluten-free tamari soy sauce
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Method

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and beginning to brown, about 8 minutes.
Stir in ginger and turmeric and cook 1 minute.
Add 8 cups water, l [...]

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Coconut Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

3 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup Greek yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1-2 medium garlic cloves, peeled
6-7 large kale leaves, de-stemmed & shredded
1 lemon
1 avocado, pitted and sliced
edible flowers (optional)

Method

Warm the quinoa, if it's not already hot. In the meantime, make the remaining toppings. Start by stirring the salt into the yogurt, before dri [...]

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Coconut Rice Pudding

Ingredients

250g pudding rice, well rinsed
400ml milk or Almond Milk
400ml coconut milk
100g raw sugar or Coconut blossom sugar
A handful of Organic coconut flakes
Passion fruit to serve

Method

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius
Add the rice to a pan with enough water to cover by abut 2cm.
Bring to the boil. Then reduce to a simmer until almost all the water has been absorbed. Stir in the milk and coconut milk and simmer for another 15 minutes, or un [...]

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Coconut-Milk Omelette with Marinated Mushroom

Ingredients

120g king oyster mushrooms
4 table spoons sweet soya sauce
1/2 cup chopped coriander
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 organic eggs
4 table spoons coconut milk
1 table spoon olive oil

Method

Slice the mushrooms in half and marinate in the soya sauce, chopped coriander and seasoning.
Beat the eggs and coconut milk until combined and season to taste. Warm the olive oil in the pan over a medium to low heat.
Then pour the egg mixture into [...]

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Colds and flu - prevention is best cure

Once you have the flu, there are no quick fixes. That’s why prevention is the best cure. Here are a few pointers to help you keep your immune system strong and healthy:

• Make food your medicine – Eat loads of raw foods daily. Your body draws on these nutrients to balance its PH. No virus or infection can survive in an alkaline body.
• 1000mg of vitamin C daily (in ester format) – One of nature’s best disease fighters
• Say no to refined sugar – Refined sugar is not only very acidic in our [...]

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Corn and Spelt Muffins

Makes: 6 muffins
Takes ten minutes to make and 15 minutes to bake

Ingredients

85g Whole meal spelt flour
85g Corn meal
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 organic egg
15ml clear honey
150ml organic milk (you can substitute the milk with soya or rice milk)

Method

1. Pre heat the oven 200°C. Lightly grease a six section muffin tin.
2. Sift the flour, corn meal and baking powder together into a mixing bowl, adding the spelt bran left in the sieve to the bowl at the end. [...]

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Cranberry and Pumpkin Seed Crunchies Recipe

Ingredients

300g Cake flour or spelt flour
5g Sea salt
300g Coarse oats
200g Cranberries
200g Pumpkin seeds
150g Desiccated coconut
330g Organic brown sugar
240g Organic butter
40g Raw honey
10g Bicarbonate soda
5ml Vanilla essence
1 egg whisked

Method

1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Using some butter grease a baking tray 40cm x 18cm
3. Mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside.
4. Melt the butter and the honey and cool sligh [...]

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Cranberry Walnut and Chia Seed Spinach Salad With Lemon Balsamic

Ingredients

2 Cups of Organic Baby Spinach – washed and drained
1/4 Cup Walnut Pieces
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries
1 tbsp Chia Seeds
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
1 tbsp Lemon Olive Oil
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

Method

In a medium sized bowl with a lid, add spinach, walnuts, cranberries, chia seeds, pepper, and nutritional yeast. Close the lid tightly and shake until the ingredients are mixed.
Transfer onto a large salad plate and drizzle on [...]

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Cream of Baby Marrow Soup Recipe

Serves 2

Ingredients

½ cup water
1 baby marrow, chopped in to small pieces (about 1 cup)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon brown rice miso
½ teaspoon garlic, crushed
¼ teaspoon Himalayan rock salt
Dash cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ avocado, cut into chunks
1 tablespoon fresh minced dill

Method

Place all of the ingredients except the olive oil, avocado and dill in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Add the olive oil and avo [...]

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Curried Cream of Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

680g broccoli
4 leeks (trimmed and cleaned)
1 onion (large)
3 shallots (medium)
1/4 apple (medium and diced)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1L organic vegetarian chicken stock
1Tbsp curry powder
1cup coconut milk
kalahari rock salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

Trim and chop the broccoli
Chop up the leeks, the white ends only, into fine slices
Roughly chop the onions and shallots
Dice up the apple
Melt the coconut oil over a medium he [...]

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Daily Buffet

A selection of the finest vegetarian and vegan meals appropriately
dubbed the ‘Table of Abundance’, are prepared on the day to
guarantee freshness, nutritional integrity and flavour.

We buy the best raw ingredients and cook it as simple as possible. 

R21/100g
Kids under 10 eat free
Fresh Earth Food Store
103 Komatie Road, Emmarentia, JHB
011 464 4404

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Dark Chocolate and Blueberry Tart

Serves 8

Ingredients

Chocolate Base Ingredients:

120g unsalted butter, softened
125g caster sugar
150g stone grown white flour
50g organic cacao powder
a pinch of salt

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:

300ml organic cream
400g 70% cacao chocolate
250g raspberries/blueberries

Method

Lightly grease the base and sides of an 11 cm x 34 cm rectangular mould.
To make the chocolate base, put the butter and the sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for [...]

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Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Bark

This salty-sweet combo gives you a double shot of antioxidants, and research had found that pistachios may help lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups 70% Organic dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
Pinch of salt

Method

Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Stir in Pistachios and salt.
Pour onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread to 1cm thickness. Refrigerate for 20minutes [...]

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De-stress inside out and top to bottom

De-stress inside out and top to bottom.

Yes, yes, we all know that our stress levels are through the roof and our diets are down the toilet. That puts our health on a steady decline, and we see an increase in hypertension, heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. And yes, we know we have to eat more veg and fruit, drink less, quit smoking and hit the gym, regularly

But who feels like repetitively running on a treadmill or dully getting through a circuit? It may be good for you physically, but i [...]

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Delayed-Onset Food Allergies

Delayed-Onset Food Allergies
Written by: Leaine Brebner

Today’s world is a blur of rush hour traffic, instant meals, instant gratification, short cuts and unhealthy choices, which is so far removed from the way our ancestors used to live; feeding off of raw foods such as fruits, berries, roots and fish and running across fields in search of shelter and away from danger. However, our bodies have not changed to accommodate our modern lifestyle and are therefore not entirely able to cope with t [...]

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Detoxification

Dr. Cornelia Botha

Most people associate the word “detox” with that time, or several times a year, when they believe their bodies need a “spring clean”. Come spring, or after a long holiday that involved a lot of indulgence, people decide to try and correct various indiscretions by way of a “detox”. In other instances the real motivation is weight loss and a good “detox” is believed to be the way to go. The human body needs to constantly and effectively detoxify itself. When the process gets [...]

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Detoxification and Body Cleansing

Detoxification is the body's way of changing toxic compounds into less harmful substances and then removing them via the urine, faeces, sweat, or breath. Toxins are also dumped in fat cells, where they can remain for years. The liver is the main organ involved in detoxification, however all tissues detoxify harmful compounds to some extent. This article looks at why it is important to support detoxification and sensible ways to do that.

What needs detoxifying?
The average pe [...]

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Digestive Support Supplement Plan

Important: 
This supplement plan must be followed in conjunction with a proper balanced diet. Vitamin and mineral supplements are not a replacement for food.

Recommended Supplementation: 
A good Multi-Vitamin and Mineral complex, as well as an Anti-Oxidant and some Omega Oils are recommended for better nutrition and overall well being.

Recommended Products:

Recommended Products:
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Don't blame the wheat

In the past few decades it has become more and more common to discover that you, or someone close to you, has some type of wheat or gluten intolerance. Why are gluten and wheat allergies and intolerances so prevalent today?

Wheat’s humble beginnings

Wheat was one of the first plants to be cultivated by human beings over 11,000 years ago. The domestication of wheat spurred the agricultural revolution and allowed people to stop wandering in search of food and create permanent settlements. Whe [...]

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Essential Fatty Acids - The Uncomplicated Story

This is an interesting topic because it has been the nutritional buzz word for the past couple of years with an explosion of products flooding into the market. The word fat has been unjustly and justly abused over the past decades and consequently we are sitting with a nation of people who are dangerously overloaded with the wrong fats and deprived of the good fats. Very few people actually know that with the consumption of essential fatty acids one can lower the bodies load if saturated dis- [...]

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Falafel Burger Recipe

Ingredients

· 400g can chickpeas , rinsed and drained
· Garlic clove, chopped
· handful of flat-leaf parsley or curly parsley
· 1 tsp ground cumin
· 1 tsp ground coriander
· 1⁄2 tsp harissa paste or chilli powder
· 2 tbsp plain flour
· 2 tbsp sunflower oil
· toasted pitta bread
· 200g tub tomato salsa , to serve
· green salad , to serve
· 1 small red onion, roughly chopped

Method

1. Pat the chickpeas dry with kitchen paper. Tip into a food proce [...]

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Farmers Market on Komatie 24 September

Celebrate Heritage Day with Fresh Earth!

This Heritage Day we are going all out! From 10h00 we will be having a farmers market with some awesome stands including Herbi-Vohr, C's Chilli Sauces, Goat Peters, Sidon Health, Green Life Canna Information Station and more!

We will also have a build a burger stand, kombucha corner and homemade ice-cream.

From 12h00 we will be serving our much loved braai buffet. Only R180 ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT for the super hungry or R21/100g for the lighter eaters ;-) [...]

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Fatigue and the Immune System

By Dr Cornelia Botha

Fatigue is a very common symptom, particular in our modern society that pushes so hard to accomplish more and it is usually not due to a serious disease. Fatigue can be a normal and important consequence of physical or mental exertion, emotional stress, inadequate nutrition or lack of sleep.

However, when fatigue is not relieved by sufficient sleep, good nutrition and a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by a qualified practitioner, since it may be a sign of [...]

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Fennel and Watercress Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 bunches watercress - rinsed, dried and trimmed
3 bulbs fennel - trimmed, cored and thinly sliced
3 small bulbs of radish, cored and chopped
1 cup pecan halves, toasted

Directions:
In a bowl, combine the cranberries, red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, garlic and salt. Whisk in t [...]

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Flax Seed Dijon Dressing

Ingredients

90ml Flaxseed Oil
90ml extra virgin olive oil
60 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Tamari
6 drops Tabasco
1 dessertspoon fresh basil, chopped
¼ Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon tomato paste

Method

Add all of the ingredients except oils in blender or a large jar. Blend for 10 seconds or shake up for 5 minutes. Store leftover dressing in the fridge for up to on [...]

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Food and ADHD

Food and ADHD
Eating a balanced diet is important for us all. When we eat well, we feel better. We are healthier and happier. Good nutrition is especially important for children who are growing and developing.

Good nutrition can play a complementary role in a child’s treatment. When a child’s diet is balanced and healthy, his (or her) ADHD symptoms may be a little better controlled. Studies show that children with healthier diets tend to behave and perform better at school. Chances are that [...]

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French Toast Recipe (gluten Free)

Ingredients

2 Large organic egg
10ml Milk
Pinch of cinnamon
100g Haloumi cheese
20ml Maple syrup
3 Slices Fresh Earth Gluten Free bread 
Dash sunflower oil
Dash lemon juice

Method

Beat the egg and milk together thoroughly. 
Cut the bread slices in half but leave the crusts on.
Soak the bread in the egg mixture briefly
Heat the pan with the sunflower oil. 
Fry the coated toast in the hot oil until golden brown. 
In a seperate pan fry the haloumi with a sq [...]

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Fresh Earth Detox Salad Recipe

Ingredients

350g Organic red cabbage, shredded
3 Organic carrots, coarsely grated
20g Fresh Organic parsley, roughly chopped
2 Granny smith apples, quartered, cored and sliced
Handful of Organic radishes
3 tbsp. toasted pine nuts
1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp. each sunflower seeds and linseeds

FOR THE DRESSING

2 tsp. grated root ginger
1 tsp. clear honey or Agave Nectar (Vegan)
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 tbsp. light olive oil

Method

1. Prepare all th [...]

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Fresh Earth Gluten Free Bagels with Pesto and Mediterranean Vegetables

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium courgette, sliced
1 small red pepper, deseeded and sliced 100g baby plum tomatoes, halved
1 small red onion, cut into wedges
1 clove garlic, chopped
75g cream cheese
1 tbsp Fresh Earth basil pesto
4 Fresh Earth Gluten Free bagels, lightly toasted

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Toss together the olive oil, courgette, pepper, tomatoes, onion and garlic and spread over the base of a roasting tin, making s [...]

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From our cake table

Our cake table has a wide range of delicious goodness! Baked with love, using real food ingredients only.

Our options include, but are not limited to:
Carrot Cake
Chocolate Cake
Cheese Cake
Red Velvet Cake
Berry Almond Tart
Coconut Fudge
Protein Balls
Ruby Squares
Lamingtons
Chocolate Brownies

Gluten Free, Banting -, Diabetic – and Vegan friendly options are available!

If you have a special occasion, we can bake on order, just call us on 011 646 4404 or email [...]

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Fruit Skewers

This recipe can be adjusted to suit your own flavours. Choose seasonal fruit and always buy local fruit and vegetables

Ingredients

1 Peach - washed and diced into large squares
1 Apple also washed and diced
2 Strawberries
Some dried mango
Some prunes
lemon juice
wooden skewers

Method

Chop and wash all the fruit
Squeeze a little lemon juice over the apple to stop it from browning
Skewer the fruit in any order with a piece of dried fruit between each piece [...]

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Fruity Summer Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1/3 spanspek, halved, deseeded, peeled and cut into cubes
1 nectarine, stoned and cut into wedges 400g watermelon, peeled and cut into cubes
100g Blueberries
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
125g mixed baby plum tomatoes
100g cucumber, finely sliced
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp Dijon mustard

Method

Mix together both the melons, nectarine, pomegranate seeds, blueberries and tomatoes.
Place in a [...]

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Fruity Tutti Quinoa Recipe

Ingredients

• 1cup quinoa
• 2 cups water
• 3T-Spoon rice/soya milk powder
• ½ t-spoon salt
• 5 fresh dates
• ½ cup raisins
• Fresh fruit*

Method

• Rinse millet well and add to pot
• Add chopped date and raisins
• Add rice/soya milk powder, salt and water to pot and bring to a rapid boil, once boiling reduce to a low heat and allow to simmer
• Cook until all the water has been evaporated.
• Serve hot or cold with chopped up *fresh fruit of your choice (deli [...]

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Give us our Daily Bread

Bread... it is a universal staple that for millennia has not only been the cornerstone of our diets, but has also been the base of our financial systems. A loaf of bread is truly the one product that finds itself into most South African's shopping bags... whether it is an in-house loaf of brown or an olive ciabatta. And because of it importance, and its penetration, the bread industry can easily find itself in a half-baked mess.

But what is in it? With all the millions of tonnes of bread con [...]

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Gluten Free Chocolate and Beetroot Squares

Ingredients

200g butter
200g 70% dark chocolate, broken into pieces
4 Organic eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
180g Coconut blossom sugar
150g almond flour
220g beetroot, cooked and puréed
Cocoa powder and flaked almonds for dusting

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
2. Place the butter and chocolate into a glass bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and leave to melt gently.
3. Beat together the eggs, vanilla and blossom [...]

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Gluten Free Chocolate and Hazel Nut Cookie Recipe

Yield: 15 x 25g

Ingredients

200g Rice flour
½ tsp. Baking soda
125g Butter
125g White sugar
2 Eggs
Pinch Salt
75g Hazel nuts
100g Dark chocolate nibs

Method

Preheat the oven at 180°C
Mix everything together in a mixing bowl except the hazel nuts and dark chocolate.
Mix at a high speed until all the ingredients are well combined.
Fold in the hazel nuts and dark chocolate.
Place in the fridge to set.v Scoop using a 15ml spoon and place onto a greased tray.
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Gluten Free Low Carb and Low GI Bread

Ingredients

390g Ground Flax seeds
100g Coconut flour
40g Almond flour
30g Psyllium seed husk
20g Coconut blossom sugar
30g Flax seeds and sunflower seeds
2 Egg whites
1 whole egg
5g Sea salt
20g baking powder
80g Coconut oil
500ml water

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C
2. Combine all the flours, psyllium baking powder including the sugar and sea salt
3. Add the seeds holding some back for the top of the bread
4. Add the egg and water, then mix for [...]

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pies

Ingredients


1 Organic onion cut into thin wedges
1 garlic clove finely chopped
400g pumpkin peeled and chopped into cubes
A small bunch of sage leaves
2 tbsp. Olive oil
5 tbsp. dry white wine
150g mascarpone cheese
150ml vegetable stock
1 beaten egg

Pastry

270g all-purpose gluten free flour 
122g butter
50g icing sugar
4 eggs

To make the pastry, add icing sugar and flour together. Add butter and eggs. Beat until all ingredients blend smoothly together. T [...]

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Go Big or Go Back to Bed Breakfast Recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients

2 Eggs (fried poached or scrambled)
2 Vegetarian sausages 
2 Slices of tomato
40g Diced potato cubes
20g Spicy salsa sauce
2 Slices of toast
80g Sauté mushrooms

Method

1. Coat the potato cubes with olive oil and sea salt and bake at 180 degrees for fifteen minutes or until the cubes are crispy.
2. Grill or fry the sausages.
3. Grill the two slices tomato in olive oil and a dash of Indonesian soya sauce.
4. Sauté the button mu [...]

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Good Mood Juice

To maintain emotional balance and good mood, enjoy this complex mixture of berries with wheat germ and soya milk. Together, the ingredients provide a wide spread of good mood nutrients that will also help build strong bones and boost your natural immunity.

Ingredients

100g Blue berries
50g Strawberries
50g Cranberries
1tbsp Wheat germ (B vitamins from the wheat germ)
1tsp Flax seed oil (Essential fatty acids from the flax oil)
1small banana
300mlsoya milk (phytoestrogens fr [...]

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Gooseberry Walnut Salad with Camembert

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 teaspoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon raspberry fruit jam
1/2 shallot, minced
1/4 teaspoon fine Himalayan rock salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon walnut oil
6 lightly packed cups of mixed lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1 cup fresh gooseberries
1/3 cup walnuts, halved, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/2 wheel camembert cheese

Method

In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, jam, shallot, salt, [...]

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Green Protein Shake

People use the 'Protein' word as an excuse not to go vegetarian, the reality is that plant protein is far superior to animal and much more enviromentally sustainable.

Ingredients

180g peeled and diced mango
1 cup unsweetened rice milk
1 Frozen banana
1 scoop Green Vibrance Protein Powder
1 tsp. sprouted ground flax seed

Method

Blend all the ingredients until you have a smooth drink.

Optional additions:

Mineral complex, EFA’s, extra fiber, gingko biloba [...]

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Green Tea and Tamarind-Marinated Tofu with Vegetables

Ingredients

2 tablespoons prepared tamarind sauce
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon jasmine green tea leaves
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 (14-ounce) package firm tofu, drained and patted dry, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 tablespoons canola or peanut oil
Tamari, to taste
2 packed cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
1/2 large red onion, sliced
1 tablespoon toasted ses [...]

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Greens with Carrot, Feta and Short Grain Brown Rice

Ingredients

2 carrots, shredded
2 bunches dark leafy greens (kale, collard greens or Swiss chard), tough stems removed, leaves very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1 portion short grain brown rice, prepared according to package directions

Directions

Put carrots, greens, onions, 1/4 cup water, salt and pepper into a large, deep skillet and toss well. Cover and [...]

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Greens with Carrots, Goats Feta Cheese and Pearl Barley

Serves 4

Dark leafy greens are the most nutrient-dense foods. They contain more beneficial micronutrients per calorie than any other food, providing incredible amount of nutrition, and in this case they're ready, and very tasty, in less than 15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges for even more flavour.

Ingredients

2 carrots, shredded
2 bunches dark leafy greens (kale, collard greens or Swiss chard), tough stems removed, leaves very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, finely choppe [...]

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Grilled Asparagus Fennel and Zucchini Salad

Ingredients

195g zucchinis
260g baby asparagus
120g fennel bulbs cut into wedges
100g mixed baby salad leaves
40g shoyo sauce
35g roasted sunflower seeds
20g sunflower sprouts

Dressing

8ml macadamia nut oil
6ml balsamic vinegar
6g clove garlic
2g Himalayan rock salt

Method

Use a vegetable peeler to shave the zucchini into long strips.
Brush all the veggies with macadamia nut oil.
Firstly use the asparagus and fennel and cook on a hot [...]

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Grilled Black Mushroom and Greens Recipe

Ingredients

• 4 giant black mushrooms ( woolies great for this)
• Salt
• 1 block no d cheese (chives or nut free)
• 1 big baby marrow
• Baby spinach
• Fresh rocket
• Fresh basil
• Quick dressing for greens:
• 3t-spoon lemon juice
• 3t-spoon olive oil
• ½ t-spoon salt
• 1 clove garlic

Method

• Preheat oven to 220
• With a moist clean cloth- wipe over surface of black mushroom, place mushrooms face up on baking tray and sprinkle with salt
• Place in oven for [...]

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Grilled Haloumi and Avocado Wrap Recipe

Makes: 1 Wrap

Ingredients

100g Haloumi Cheese
1 Whole-wheat wrap or roti
60g Hummus
40g Sliced avocado
45g Mixed lettuce shredded
80g Mixed diced tomatoes onion and cucumber
5g Spelt flour
10ml Fresh herb dressing

Method

Roll the Haloumi cheese in spelt flour
Grill the Haloumi cheese in lemon oil until brown squeeze a dash of lemon juice over the cheese.
Warm up the wrap (optional)
Spread the hummus on the open wrap evenly
Add salad mix (shredd [...]

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Grilled Tomatoes with Herbs and Vegan Cottage Cheese Recipe

Ingredients

1 kg mixed variety tomato, washed
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped rosemary leaves
250g tub vegan cottage cheese
1 clove chopped garlic
Fresh herbs – parsley, mint and oregano

Method

• Turn the oven grill on to full.
• Cut the tomatoes into irregular shapes and season with smoked sea salt.
• Pour on a little olive oil and add the chopped rosemary.
• Place the chopped tomatoes onto a baking tray
• Grill the tomatoes until cooked t [...]

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Hay Fever Advice - A Natural Approach

Author: Katrina Wagner

The emergence of Spring, with flowers, tree blossom, green shoots and singing birds will I'm sure uplift the spirit and bring joy to all. However, for some it also brings familiar symptoms of sneezes, itchy eyes and a runny nose. Nature offers many alternatives to over the counter anti – histamines, inhaled nasal steroids, eye drops or prescribed medication.

The Nutrition Approach - Reduce the toxic load on the body by eliminating all processed foods, mucus producing [...]

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Health Rusks Recipe

Ingredients

1kg Cake Flour
300g Oats
145g Allbran Flakes
285g Sunflower seeds
30g Baking powder
416g Brown Sugar
500g Unsalted butter
500ml Buttermilk
10g Salt
2 Eggs

Method

• Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
• Melt the butter
• Beat the egg and buttermilk together then add to the butter mix well.
• Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix into firm dough.
• Then add to a greased deep baking tray and bake on 180 for 40 – 45 Min [...]

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Healthy foods that make you lose weight

There are certain foods that will actively help you burn more calories and lose weight if they are included as part of a balanced diet. Crash diets can put your body out of whack and slow your metabolism down. The same thing can happen from eating a diet that does not contain sufficient nutrition. Healthy balanced nutrition combined with regular exercise balances your system, raises your metabolism and discourages the storage of calories as fat.

Start with a healthy balanced diet

Yo-yo diet [...]

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Healthy Kids Parties

By Matthew Ballenden

Little children love birthday parties, which is hardly surprising considering they can eat as many sweets, treats and 'yummy foods' as they like! But the after-effects aren't so much fun – sugar rushes, overeating and belly aches. Many parents would love to take most typical party foods off the menu to avoid the 'post-party meltdown'.

A generation ago children's parties started at around the age of three, and much of the fare was made by Mom. Today, children begin shari [...]

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Herb Salad Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

400ml Olive oil
100ml Lemon juice Freshly squeezed
110g Chopped onion
7.5g Garlic
7ml Dried basil
7ml Dried Oregano
7ml Dried parsley
55g Fructose
7g Brown sugar
½ tsp Sea salt
½ tsp Black pepper

Method

• Mix all ingredients together in the blender.

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Herbed Hazelnuts

Tossing together this savoury concoction could be a smart move. Hazelnuts are one of the top sources of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that my help thwart brain drain.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. fresh chopped Organic rosemary
1 tbsp. fresh chopped Organic thyme
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/4 cups shelled, unsalted hazelnuts
1 tsp. Coconut blossom sugar

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degr [...]

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Home-made Almond Milk

Makes 3 cups

Why pay R60+ for a liter of almond milk when you can make it for half the price and double the nutrition? All it takes is a little bit of planning!

Ingredients

1 nut milk bag
1 cup organic raw almonds
filtered water

Method

Place the almonds in a bowl. Pour cold filtered water over the almonds - they should be completely submerged in the water.
Cover and set aside at room temperature to soak overnight or for 10 to 12 hours.
Drain and rinse [...]

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Homemade Banting Granola

Ingredients

160g Raw organic almonds
160g Raw organic pecans
160g Raw organic macadamias
120g Raw organic sunflower seeds
80g Milled golden flax seeds
80g Organic pumpkin seeds
80g Raw coconut flakes
80g Xylitol or coconut blossom sugar
80g Cold pressed coconut oil
10g Sea salt

Method

Pre heat the oven to 160°C
Roughly chop up the nuts and pumpkin seeds so they are not all whole.
Combine all your ingredients (except coconut flakes) into a large mixing bowl [...]

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Homemade Winter Chai Recipe

Serves 4 (Vegan option available)

Ingredients

1 cinnamon stick
6 whole green cardamom pods
6 whole cloves
1 (2 cm) piece ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced
4 whole black peppercorns
3 cups water
2 black tea bags
2 table spoon raw cane sugar
1 cup organic milk / almond milk / soya milk

Method

Place cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, peppercorns and water into a small pot and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, Remove from heat a [...]

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Honest Artisan Chocolate

Honest Artisan Chocolate

Honest Chocolate all started from a bit of experimentation with raw cacao. Anthony made a few simple chocolates from raw cacao powder as a healthy treat for himself and friends and when they were polished off in seconds, with demands for more,
he knew he was onto something. Over the next few months he taught himself more about the art and science of chocolate making, an endeavour that eventually developed into Honest Chocolate.

Meanwhile Michael was also experimenti [...]

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Honeyed Grapefruit Yogurt With Popped Amaranth

Ingredients

1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1 Cup Plain Organic Yoghurt
1/4 Cup Amaranth
4 Tsps Raw Honey
2 Large Grapefruits - segmented

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°F and toast the coconut until golden brown and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
To toast the amaranth, pour the dry grains (don't rinse) into a dry pan. Use a taller pan than you think you need as they have a real tendency to jump as they pop. Set the pan over medium-high heat until they gently pop, [...]

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Hot and cold fruit Compote Recipe

Ingredients

• 2 ripe peaches
• 2 golden delicious apples
• 1 mango
• 1 banana
• 1t-spoon tahini
• ¼ t-spoon salt
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 small pot
• Stick blender

Method

• Roughly cube peaches – set aside
• Peel and roughly cube apples – set aside
• Peel mango, roughly cube – set aside
• Add +_1 cup boiling water to pot and bring to boil.
• Keeping plate hot and water boiling add peaches, apples, salt and replace lid on pot.
• The idea is to quick stew [...]

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Hummus Bowls

Made with our homemade hummus, lined in a bowl and topped with all sorts of goodness that makes for high-nutritional, light snacking!

Quinoa Hummus Bowl: Quinoa and wild mushroom balls in a hummus bowl served with chopped tomato, onion and cucumber, dressed with tahini sauce and topped with peppadews and micro herbs. R49 (GF/ Low carb)

Falafel Hummus Bowl: Handmade falafel balls served on a bed of hummus with chopped tomato, onion and cucumber dressed with a tahini sauce and micro herbs R49 [...]

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Hummus Recipe

Dairy free & Vegan

Ingredients

100g Tahini
125ml Lemon juice
¼ tsp Cumin powder
¼ tsp Vegetable stock powder
1 tbsp Garlic
100ml Olive Oil
900g Chickpeas
200ml Water
10ml Sea salt
Fresh Parsley

Method

Soak the chickpeas overnight.
Boil the chickpeas for 1-½ hours or until soft.
Place all the ingredients into the magi mix and blend until smooth.

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Japanese Miso Soup Recipe with Rice Balls

Ingredients

1.2lt Fresh veg stock
100g Carrots Cut in julienne
100g Mange tout
100g Baby corn Cut down the middle
100g Spring onion
Fresh ginger Grated
1 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Miso paste
Hijiki Soaked
Tabasco sauce
Fresh coriander

Method

• Pour the stock into the pan and simmer, add the carrots and simmer for a further two minutes.
• Add the corn, Mange tout, spring onion and ginger and simmer for ten minutes
• Remove from heat and stir in the s [...]

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Juicing: Your Key to Radiant Health

Juicing: Your Key to Radiant Health
by Dr. Mercola
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/13/benefits-of-juicing.aspx

Congratulations! You have made some great changes to your life. The last step will be to implement a juicing plan. I am firmly convinced that juicing is the final key to giving you a radiant, energetic life, and truly optimal health.

I've said this in the other levels of this nutrition plan, but it's so important I'll say it again - valuable and sensitive [...]

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Karoo Bobotie Recipe

Ingredients for the filling

250g Soya mince (dry) Soak in boiling water for 10 minutes
250g Brown Lentils
15ml Coriander powder
15ml All spice
2 Medium onions Finely chopped
250ml Raisins
250ml Roasted almonds Roughly chopped
30ml Apricot jam
60ml Chutney
50ml Lemon juice
5ml Mixed herbs
35ml Curry powder
10ml Turmeric
20ml Sea Salt
20ml Oil sunflower
3 Bay leaves
800g Italian tomatoes Blended
1 Cup Vegetable stock liquid

Method

(Makes 7) [...]

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Lamb Korma Curry Recipe

Ingredients

800g Lamb chunks Defrosted soya meat
2 Medium onion Chopped finely
10ml Garlic Chopped finely
100g Cashew nuts Finely chopped in the magi-mix
2cm Fresh Ginger Grated
1 Red Chili Seeded and chopped
1 tsp Garam masala
350ml Double thick yoghurt Or coconut milk or cream and yoghurt
2 tbsp Ghee
1 tsp Cardamom seed Gently crushed
1 tsp Fennel Seed
2 Cinnamon sticks
1 tsp Turmeric
+/- 100ml Veg stock liquid Use until consistency is correct
Salt
Pepper
T [...]

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Lentil and Carrot Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 ½ Cup dried lentils
10 cups of homemade veg stock
1 Onion
2 Stalks celery, cut into one-inch chunks
4 medium sized carrots cut into chunks
2 tsp salt
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
3 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp Tomato past
1 tbsp turmeric
Black pepper

Method

• Rinse the lentils and cook for 20 –30 minutes.
• Halve the diced onions into two groups
• Sauté the one half of onions in the olive oil
• When the onions are translucent add the lent [...]

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Lentil and Quinoa salad with Mozambiquen Cashew Nuts

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

1 cup Organic Quinoa
1/2 cup Organic Sprouted Green Lentils
2 tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 shallot, minced
2 cups baby rocket
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and sliced as thinly as possible
1/2 cup diced roasted red bell pepper
1/4 cup toasted cashews
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Method

Cook quinoa and lentils separately according to package instructions.
Drain lentil [...]

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Lentil Curry Recipe with Coconut and Lime

Ingredients

750g Green/brown lentils
750ml Coconut milk
100ml Lime/lemon juice
1 tbsp Lime rind Grate the skin for zest
4 Onions large Cut into boats
6 Red chilies Finely chopped and de-seeded
4 tbsp Chopped garlic
3 x 2.5cm Ginger root Peel and grate
15 Cardamom pods Crushed
10 tsp Cumin seeds
10 tsp Fennel seeds
Sunflower oil
10 tsp Turmeric
3 tsp Sea salt
1.5lt Veg stock liquid
8 tsp Fenugreek powder

Method

• Cook the lentils until soft b [...]

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Look After Yourself - Prevent Heart Disease

By Monica Codevilla

Are you looking after heart? Do you feel that there is room for improvement?
For many of us life is frenetic and time is of the essence, and for this reason simple convenience dominates over home prepared meals and me-time. But, while we are getting by, “being healthy” is de-prioritised, edging us closer to imbalance and disease. The ultimate example of this would have to be cardiovascular disease (CVD), such as heart disease and stroke, which are the world’s leading cau [...]

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Low Carb Classic Stir-Fry

Ingredients

2 tbsp. tamari
1 tbsp. mirin
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp coconut oil
100g firm smoked tofu, cut into cubes
25g red onion, sliced
1 small hot chili, seeded and finely chopped
Pinch of coconut blossom sugar
300g mixed stir-fry veg (use your favourite veg)
Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Method

1. In a small bowl mix together the tamari, mirin and corn flour and set aside
2. Heat a large wok or frying pan over a high heat.
3. Add the coconut oil, tofu, oni [...]

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Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Serves 14

Ingredients

400g Best dark chocolate (min 70% cacao solids essential and broken into squares).
400g Aubergine
50g Good quality cacao powder plus extra for dusting
60g Ground almonds
156g Med free range eggs
200g Clear honey
10g Baking powder
2g tsp salt
10g Brandy

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Line a 23 x 7cm, deep and loose-bottomed tin with baking parchment and lightly brush the base and sides with a little oil.
Cook the eggplant [...]

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Maintaining your health and wellness is pretty simple

Maintaining your health and wellness is pretty simple, really. Just replace that bag of chips with a piece of fruit and you’re home free, right? Well, not quite. If it were that simple, we’d all be slim and live to be 100!

There are many theories about what constitutes a "perfect" diet. We think a good foundation for any diet consists of a mix of fresh, minimally processed foods from all food groups, including lean proteins; carbohydrates from fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain-based b [...]

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Make it Fun!

We know it can be a mission to drag yourself to the gym and not to mention that salad you know will not get you excited for lunchtime...

We've done some research and asked around. How do they do it? 

Your Health & Nutrition:

It's important to understand that food is nutrition that fuels your body. Therefor you have to be aware of what is good for your body and what is not. You won't throw sugar into the petrol engine of your car would [...]

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Managing sustained stress from a busy lifestyle

Your body is designed to protect itself and survive the most amazing things. However living under pressure and physical or emotional strain for prolonged periods of time can throw out your natural balance and make it harder to cope, even with small things. If you find yourself feeling irritable, tired, un-refreshed by sleep, have difficulty coping, keep getting sick and gaining weight you may be affected to some extent by Adrenal fatigue.

What is stress?

Stress is a specific response by the [...]

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Mango Acha Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup raw honey
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon organic ground cumin
1 teaspoon organic ground ginger
1 teaspoon organic yellow mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 unripe organic mangoes, peeled and flesh cut into 5cm chunks

Method

Place vinegar, honey, garlic, chilli powder, curry powder, cumin, gi [...]

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Mediterranean Pizza Recipe

Makes: 1 x 23cm Pizza

Ingredients

1 Pizza base (wheat or gluten free)
40g Shredded spinach
40g Sun-dried tomatoes chopped into small pieces
25g Calamata olives with the pips removed
120g Good quality mozzarella cheese
Dried oregano
Pizza sauce
Pesto sauce

Method

· Dust a large baking tray with flour
· Add the base to the baking tray
· Spread the base with tomato
· Mix the pesto and the mozzarella cheese together in a bowl
· Add the pesto mozzar [...]

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Mental Health

Losing your mind as you get older is a myth. You can stay mentally alert with the right nutrition.

If your memory isn't as good as it used to be, your concentration is fading and your mind is not so sharp, you may be another victim of a widespread epidemic of brain drain.

At best, you may be failing to reach your full potential for mental health. At worst you may be one of 4 million people now thought to be suffering from age related memory decline – reduced cognitive function and an increa [...]

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Mexican Sweet Potato Soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Coconut oil
1 onion diced
1tbsp vegetable stock
1 red chilli seeded and finely chopped
750g sweet potatoes peeled and chopped
Crème fraiche
Fresh coriander

Method

1. Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions and chili until soft. This takes about five minutes.
2. Dissolve the stock into 1.3 litre boiled water and add to the pan with the onions.
3. Add the sweet potato and bring to boil, the nsimmer, covered, until the [...]

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Millet and Fruit Porridge Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup millet
2 cup water
1 small apple or pear
5ml olive oil
2T-spoon raisins
2T-spoon dates
2 pinches salt
Pinch of cinnamon
Almond flakes
Sesame seeds

Method

Rinse millet well and add to pot
Peel apple or pear, cut into small pieces, and add to pot, with raisins and dates, salt, cinnamon.
Add cold water to pot and bring to a rapid boil, once boiling reduce to a low heat and allow to simmer.
Cook until all the water has been evaporated.
Leave [...]

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Millet and Steamed Vegetables Recipe

Ingredients

• 1cup millet
• 2.5 cup water
• 1t-spoon salt
• 1T-spoon olive oil
• ¼ t-spoon turmeric
• ½ red onion
• 1t-spoon toasted aniseed
• 1t-spoon black mustard seed
• Broccoli
• Green peas
• Oyster mushrooms
• Beetroot
• ½ t-spoon salt
• Tahini
• Lemon or limes

Method

• Toast aniseed and crush with pestle and mortar- set aside
• Cut red onion finely
• Add oil to pot bring to heat - add onion, black mustard seed and aniseed – when onion is carameli [...]

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Millet Risotto with Black Mushrooms Recipe

Ingredients

1 ½ cup Millet Washed
500ml Vegetable stock Home-made
1 Medium onion Chopped fine
1 tsp Crushed garlic
2 tbsp Ghee / olive oil
4 tbl/spn Mock Parmesan Can use real Parmesan too
Salt To taste
1-2 Spring onions Chopped
Black mushrooms


Method

• Warm your vegetable stock in a pan on the stove.
• In a separate pot heat up the ghee or olive oil.
• Sauté the onions and the garlic together for +/- 2 minutes.
• Then add the washed millet and saut [...]

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Mind Mender Omega Dressing

Ingredients

1/4 cup (60 ml) Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tsp (5 ml) Dijon mustard
2 tsp (5 ml) Tamari sauce or soya sauce
3-5 cloves Garlic
6 drops Tabasco sauce
1 Tbsp (15 ml) Dry basil
1/2 tsp (2 ml) Dry tarragon
1/2 tsp (2 ml) Dry oregano
1 tsp (5 ml) Maple syrup or organic brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) Flax seed oil
1/2 cup (120 ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ tsp Sea salt
Pepper to taste

Directions

Add all of the ingredients except oils in blender or a large jar [...]

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Mixed Green Salad with Pears Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup hazelnuts
½ Cup Fresh Earth Gluten Free herb croutons
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Kalahari rock salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
250g mixed baby greens
2 Bartlett pears, cored and cut into thin wedges
1/2 cup crumbled herbed vegan cheese

Method

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spread hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast un [...]

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More bite than bark in your pet food

Welcome to the first Fresh Earth/Ethical Living newsletter. Ethical Living and Fresh Earth have united to bring you a monthly newsletter that combines the extensive research and knowledge of the Ethical Living team with the fabulous food ideas, recipes and tips on ethical eating from South Africa’s favourite ethical store and restaurant.

Each issue will be crammed with in-depth consumer advice; a glimpse into that month’s issue of Ethical Living magazine; stunning recipes that are good for y [...]

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Moroccan Chickpea and Quinoa Salad Recipe

Ingredients for the Dressing

2 tbsp Lemon juice
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
½ tsp Paprika
¼ tsp Ground Cumin
¼ tsp Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
Cayenne Pepper
Olive Oil
Fresh Parsley, chopped

Method for Dressing

• In a mixing bowl combine the lemon juice, sugar, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, salt and cayenne pepper and stir until the sugar and salt have dissolved.
• Add the olive oil and some fresh parsley.

Ingredients for the Salad

Chick Peas
Cousc [...]

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Moroccan Vegetable Curry Recipe

Ingredients

4 Onions (chopped into wedges)
8 Large Carrots (cut into rounds)
12 Baby Marrow (cut into rounds)
4 Small Butternuts (chopped)
5 Egg plants (cut into rounds)
4tbsp Chopped garlic
1tsp Chili powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
8tsp Ground cumin
8tsp Ground coriander
4tsp Ground ginger
4 tsp Turmeric
1 cup Olive Oil
1.7 lt Crushed tomato (blend to make it smooth)
2 cups Vegetable stock
2tbsp Fresh Coriander
250g Cooked chickpeas
30g Fresh Earth Moroccan spice
200g Toasted Cashew [...]

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Moroccan Vegetable Wrap Recipe

Ingredients

170g Mixed sliced veggies (make your favourite mix or slice carrots, red pepper, white cabbage, bean sprouts, button mushrooms and spring onions)
20g Roasted cashew nuts
30g Cooked chickpeas (from a can is Fine)
80ml Coconut Milk
5g Fresh garlic
90g Cooked short grain brown rice or any rice you prefer.
30ml Soya sauce
10g Moroccan spice mix (1tsp paprika, Pinch of salt, ¼ tsp brown sugar, grind of black pepper, pinch of ginger powder ground cardamom, cumin [...]

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Mushroom Potato Roast Red Pepper Tortilla

I love tortillas especially on Sunday nights when there are loads of leftovers from the weeks dinners and lunches. This meal is so easy to make and almost anything goes. Just make sure your eggs come from a sustainable source and the chooks are treated with respect.

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
700g potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 teaspoon fine Himalayan r [...]

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Mushroom Shepherds Pie

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Olive oil
250g Red peppers
2 Green chili peppers
10g Chopped garlic
250g Chopped Onions
275g Sliced mushrooms
500g Lentils (cooked and drained)
450ml Veg stock
4g Curry powder
30g Tomato paste
30ml HP Sauce
2g Turmeric
Salt to taste
Chicken (vegetarian) stock powder to taste
15g Parmesan cheese

Method

• Cook the lentils first until soft.
• Wash peppers and chillies.
• Remove interiors of both the chillies and the peppers [...]

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Mushroom Soba Noodles Recipe

Ingredients

1 packet or 250g Soba Noodles
450g Tofu
1/3 cup Shitake
3 Large Eggs
1 cup Almonds
2 Tbls Tamari
1 clove Garlic
2 tsp Basil
2 tsp Thyme
½ tsp Black pepper
1tsp Sea salt
1 cup Water
2 Tbls Kuzu or arrowroot
1 bunch Spinach or Silver Beet

Method

Soak the shitake mushrooms for 15 minutes or more until soft, then remove the stalk, and slice them.
Cut one onion and stir fry it.
Wash and cut the silver beet, add it to the browned onion.
Add ½ tea [...]

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No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes

Ingredients

150g Fresh Earth Mocha-choc gluten free cookies
60g butter
175g strawberries
150g raspberries
4 tbsp clear honey
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
650g cream cheese
5 tbsp organic double cream

Method

Wash and dry four 340g jam jars. Place the biscuits in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling tin. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan and stir in the biscuits until well coated. Spoon the biscuit mixture int [...]

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Oat Crunchies Recipe

Ingredients

5 tbsp Raw Organic Honey;
¾ cup butter;
1 ½ tsp baking soda;
3 cups oats;
¾ cup spelt flour;
¾ cup fructose;
5 tbsp ground flaxseed;
¾ cup sunflower seeds;
zest of ½ orange, grated.

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Melt the butter and honey together on the stove. Stir in the baking soda with a whisk. Combine the oats, spelt flour, fructose and ground flax seed together. Add the butter mixture and stir until moist. Fold in the sun [...]

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Oat Crunchies Recipe with Raw Cacao and Goji Berries

Wheat free & Sugar free

Ingredients

75g 5 tbsp Raw honey
145g ¾ Cup Butter
14g 1 ½ tsp Baking soda
425g 3 Cups Oats
118g ¾ Cup Spelt flour
187g ¾ cup Fructose
20g 5 tbsp Ground flax seed
140g ¾ cup Goji berries (soak in warm water)
12g ¼ cup Raw Cacao
125g ¾ cup Sunflower seeds

Method

• Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees.
• Melt the butter and the honey together on the stove.
• Sir in the baking soda with a whisk.
• Combine the oats, spelt flour, fr [...]

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Olive Oil Roasted Almonds

Ingredients:
3 cups whole raw almonds
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt, fine
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
In a medium bowl, toss together all ingredients until almonds are well coated.
Spread into a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Roast for 10 minutes, stir, and continue roasting for another 10 minutes.
Cool completely on baking sheet before storing in an airtight container.
[...]

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Omega's for brain health

By Virginia Wood

Omega 3 deficiency has been linked to many conditions involving the brain. Case histories have been published indicating up to 100% of Autistic Spectrum children tested had Omega 3 deficiencies¹. Omega 3 levels in people with Alzheimer’s were found to be 30-40% lower than those in healthy, age matched controls subjects². Depression, age related cognitive decline, mental illness and dyslexia have all been widely researched in conjunction with Omega 3 deficiencies.

Exactly as [...]

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Omelette with Greens and Beans

Ingredients

1/4 cup dill
1/4 cup fennel
1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup spring onions
1/2 cup fresh broad beans
6 egg whites
2 egg yolks
4 baby marrows grated
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 table spoon olive oil
125g cottage cheese

Method

Finely chop the dill, fennel, parsley and spring onion. Blanch the board beans. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form and then fold in the egg yolks.
Set aside some of the chopped herbs, then fold the [...]

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Orange Yogurt Sundae Recipe

Ingredients

4 tbsp yogurt
zest of ½ orange grated
2 oranges sliced
1 banana sliced
1 tbsp berries 
¼ tsp cinnamon

Method

Mix together the yogurt and the zest of the orange and chill for an hour. In a separate bowl, mix together the fruit and cinnamon and chill further. Divide the fruit salad into bowls and spoon the yogurt over. Serve immediately.

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Organic Baby Food

The Fresh Earth Food Store stocks Organic Baby Food products and delivers anywhere in South Africa. The Fresh Earth Food Store Organic Baby Foods are available online on this site – click here.

ORGANIC BABY FOOD – HOLLE ORGANIC INFANT FORMULAS:

Organic Baby Food – Holle Organic Infant Formula 1

When to start:
from the first bottle

Attributes:
This organic baby food is Suitable for use from birth on or if changing from breastfeeding. This organic baby food is also ideal for feeding in [...]

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Organic Cappuccino

Creamy, yummy goodness.

Only R21

(add R5 for Rice/Soya Milk)

 

 

Review by Charmaine:

I'm definitely not a vegetarian or a hipster but this place is makes even this sworn carnivore consider the meat free way of life. Bit quite, but almost. Best organic coffee and seriously the most amazing cheesecake I have ever had.

Rating: 4 / 5

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Organic Food Shopping Online

Wondering about shopping online for organic foods and natural products? Here are seven great reasons to order online from the Fresh Earth Food Store:

We deliver to your door anywhere in South Africa... Read more.
We refund your courier delivery charges if your order is more than R2,000... Read more.
You earn EarthBucks rewards every time you shop... Read more.
You can choose to pay using either Credit Card or EFT... Read more.
If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, we make it rig [...]

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Organic Roasted Curried Cauliflower Recipe

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

1 head of cauliflower, cut into uniform florets
2-3 tbsp. Ghee
2-4 tablespoons of curry powder
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Half a lemon
1/4 cup minced coriander leaves

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C putting the rack in the lower middle of the oven.
Put the florets in a bowl and toss them with a generous amount of ghee, curry powder, salt and pepper.
Place the cauliflower in a foil lined b [...]

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Organic Spinach, Sweetcorn and Pepperdew Tortilla Recipe

Ingredients

3 tbsp. olive oil
2 medium organic onions, finely sliced
250g Organic potatoes, peeled and dices into small cubes
300g Organic spinach
340g Sweetcorn kernels (from a tin)
8 large Organic or free range eggs
5 tbsp. parmesan cheese
60g chopped pepperdew
Salt and fresh cracked black pepper

Method

Heat the 2 tbsp. olive oil in a frying pan and cook the onions over a medium heat for 15 minutes until soft.
Put the diced potatoes into a small pot wit [...]

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Oven Baked Kale Chips

Total Time: 30 min

I love kale chips, at first the idea seems weird but after you taste them you can’t stop eating them. Make sure you make enough because at first glance one bunch of kale looks huge but after baking it more than halves in size.

Ingredients

• one bunch of fresh kale,
• Kalahari salt
• Fresh cracked black pepper
• Olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Wash kale. Remove tough inner stems from kale leaves.
3. Tear the kale [...]

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Paleo Chocolate Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the cake:

½ cup coconut flour
½ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon fine himalayan rock salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
8 large eggs
½ cup coconut oil
½ cup raw honey

Instructions:

Pulse together dry ingredients in a food processor
Pulse in wet ingredients
Grease two 15-cm cake pans with coconut oil
Pour batter into prepared cake pans
Bake at 175° for 25-30 minutes
Cool and ice with a double batch of Pal [...]

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